chromatic chromatic at
Wed Jan 17 02:46:42 GMT 2007

On Tuesday 16 January 2007 08:10, Dirk Koopman wrote:

> When messing with AUTOLOAD, the only thing that can() and its friends can
> tell you, reliably, about is any static method - such as
> $foo->can('AUTOLOAD').

I don't know why people continue saying this.  It's completely wrong.

What kind of systems are you writing that there is absolutely no sort of 
reliable reasoning about what will invoke AUTOLOAD() and how does it possibly 
pass the Perl core test suite?

Alternately, what sort of places do you work that consider it acceptable to 
break Perl objects so spectacularly?

-- c

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